You can get to Wilmington by land,
sea and air. By land you can drive or take a bus. If you have access to a boat,
there are plenty of places to dock at one of the nearby beaches
And of course you can fly into Wilmington International Airport (ILM), which is
just a few miles north of the city.
Below is more information on each topic and here are a
number of links that can help you arrange your travel. Also check
out the Accommodations page for more deals on hotels and Bed and Breakfast
Inns. The Restaurants page has a great link to
which saves you money on dining out. They have a bunch of
participating restaurants in Wilmington so you should definitely take
a look at it.
Here are general directions to get to Wilmington.
If you are
coming from the west use U.S. 74/76. From the northwest you can use
I-40, U.S. 117, and U.S. 421. And from the northeast and south use
When you need to
rent a vehicle, you can use the above general travel reservation site
links or here is a specific car rental site with good
Save 5% at Thrifty Car Rental on your travel
reservations! Enter Code AU11.
If you need high
quality up-to-date maps of Wilmington and North Carolina -
For mileage to
Wilmington from various cities, click on the state links below.
Amtrak now offers direct service to Wilmington via their Thruway service that
provides bus transport from Amtrak train stations. You can get more details
on Amtrak's website.
Delta and US Airways fly into the Wilmington International Airport,
1740 Airport Blvd. (tel. (910) 341-4125), which is a short distance
from the center of town. Currently there are direct flights between Wilmington and
5 major cities including: New York (LGA), Atlanta (ATL), Philadelphia (PHL),
Washington DC (DCA), and Charlotte (CLT).
There are plenty of places to dock your boat in Wilmington. Wrightsville beach
is nearest to Wilmington and here is a list of Wrightsville Beach Marinas.
If you need any type of Yacht or concierge services, please contact
Ship Shape Detail & Delivery.